Laptop Program: Data Backup
Updated: 12 February 2021 12:11 PM
Backup your data
Every year, we have at least two or more Fourth Year Thesis students with lost projects and unrecoverable data. Please do not be this person.
Always have at least two copies of your data in two different places in case one is lost or corrupted.
Cloud Backup or File Storage
Local Backup on External HDDs or SSDs
How do I backup my data for imaging?
Time Machine Backup on macOS
Using Windows 10 Backup
What External Drive Should I Buy?
Hard drives come in multiple sizes and formats, with both USB, USB and Firewire drives, Thunderbolt, and small portable drives as well as full size desktop drives.
The primary differences are:
Here are some recommendations:
External Media Drive (for Video Editing, Animation or other large data files)
Example: LaCie Thunderbolt/USB3.0 Drive (SSD or HDD)
Example: LaCie Rikiki USB3.0 Drive (HDD)
Where Can I Purchase a Backup Hard Drive?
You can purchase backup hard drives Online (Amazon, Best Buy, Staples, Apple) or in person at the Apple Store Eaton Centre, Best Buy (Bay/Dundas) and Staples (University/Armoury).
What is Laptop Imaging?
Laptop imaging is how we install your operating system and applications. Learn more about laptop imaging.